May 07, 2015 Dirk Michael Zajonc, Ph.D. La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology- La Jolla, CA
"NKT cell recognition of glycolipids"
May 14, 2015
Ning Jenny Jiang, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin- Austin, TX
"Immune Repertoire Profiling by High-throughput Sequencing and Single Cell Analysis"
May 21, 2015
Pamela Fink, Ph.D.
University of Washington - Seattle, WA
"T Cells Complete Maturation Post-thymically"
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is a basic science department located in the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Our faculty teach and conduct research on infectious microbes and the immune system. The department is the nucleus for research and education in microbiological and immunological topics at UTHSCSA, and provides a dynamic environment for scientific discovery and training.
Our mission is to advance knowledge in the areas of microbial pathogenesis, inflammation, protective immuneresponses and autoimmunity, in order to build the knowledge necessary for therapies of the future. To this end, basic and translational research are of equal importance, to foster discovery of biological truths and translate those discoveries into new therapeutics.
We are committed to developing the next generation of scientists, and to this end, offer a spectrum of training opportunities. We house an undergraduate research program and also offer a Masters of Science program. Our faculty train doctoral students through the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Integrated Biomedical Sciences graduate program. Postdoctoral fellowships are also available.